Coronavirus Lockdown In India Extended By 2 More Weeks From May 4 : Zone Wise Relaxations


The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 35,365 , while the fatalities rose to 1,147. More than 3.13 million individuals have been accounted for to be infected by the novel coronavirus all around the world.

The lockdown has been extended till May 17 with certain relaxations bifurcated as per the Red, Orange and Green zones.

In Green Zones, all activities are permitted except the limited number of activities which are prohibited throughout the country. Public buses can operate but only at 50 per cent capacity each to ensure social distancing.

In Orange Zones, inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles will be allowed for permitted activities only. Four-wheeler will have a maximum of 2 passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers.In Orange Zones, in addition to activities permitted in Red Zone, taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with 1 driver and 1 passenger only.

A limited number of activities will remain prohibited across India, irrespective of the zone, including travel by air, rail, metro and inter-State movement by road; running of schools, colleges, and other educational & training/coaching institutions.Nobody is allowed to move around between 7 pm and 7 am. Senior citizens above the age of 65 must remain at home at all times and in all areas.

In red zones, outside containment zones, certain activities are prohibited in addition to those prohibited throughout India. These are: plying of cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws; taxis and cab aggregators; intra-district and inter-district plying of buses and barber shops,spas and saloons.Activities allowed inside Red Zones include all industrial and construction activities in rural areas, including MNREGA works, food-processing units and brick-kilns, Home Ministry said in its guidelines.E-commerce operators can deliver only essential goods.

Standalone shops, neighborhood shops and shops in residential areas are permitted to remain open in urban areas, without any distinction of essential and non-essential.

Private offices can operate with upto 33 per cent strength as per requirement, with the rest of the staff working from home.

Special trains will be operated for migrant workers, tourists, students and other persons today from Lingampalli to Hatia, Aluva to Bhubaneswar, Nasik to Lucknow, Nasik to Bhopal, Jaipur to Patna and Kota to Hatia, informed Ministry of Railways.The government will also not allow social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings; and, religious places/ places of worship.


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